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Mob Psycho 100 English Dub Premiere + Cast Announcement

Did you see it coming? The English dub premiere of Mob Psycho 100 is happening on FunimationNow on 12/11/16 (Sunday) at 9:30pm ET! Things kick off with Episode 1 on the 11th and new dubbed episodes each following week!

 

 

Cast

Shigeo:  Kyle McCarley
Reigen: Chris Niosi
Ritsu:  Max Mittelman
Ekubo:  Michael Sorich
Hanazawa:  Erik Kimerer

 

 

 

Studio

Bang Zoom!

 

 

Synopsis

Kageyama Shigeo (a.k.a. Mob) is an 8th grader with powerful psychic abilities. Workingunder his not-so-capable master, Reigen, Mob uses his powers to exorcise evil spirits. But his will to be normal causes him to suppress his powers and feelings until he hits 100 percent — a point where his pent-up emotions are unleased and a darker power takes over.

VOICE CAST REVEALED FOR THE OFFICIAL U.S. ENGLISH DUB OF “DRAGON BALL SUPER”

Dragon Ball Veterans Including Seán Schemmel, Christopher R. Sabat, Jason Douglas, Ian Sinclair and Sonny Strait to Reprise Roles

 

LOS ANGELES, CA – November 30, 2016. As Toei Animation Inc. and Funimation® Entertainment ready for the highly-anticipated, dub launch of “Dragon Ball Super”, the acclaimed original English cast is back to embark on the newest adventure in the Dragon Ball saga. Long-time Dragon Ball franchise voice actors reprising their previous roles for Funimation’s English dub production include Seán Schemmel (Goku), Christopher R. Sabat (Vegeta), Jason Douglas (Beerus), Ian Sinclair (Whis) and Sonny Strait (Krillin) – all of whom starred in last year’s hit movie “Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection ‘F’,”which became the 9th highest grossing anime film of all time in U.S.

 

Reuniting the franchise’s iconic characters, “Dragon Ball Super” follows the aftermath of Goku’s fierce battle with Majin Buu, as he attempts to maintain Earth’s fragile peace. Overseen by Dragon Ball’s original creator, Akira Toriyama, Dragon Ball Super draws on its thirty-year history to create a bold, new universe that is welcoming to fans and endearing to new viewers.

 

“We are excited to welcome back our many friends and talented newcomers in making ‘Dragon Ball Super’ as special as it can be for fans across the U.S.” said Masayuki Endo, President of Toei Animation Inc. “Funimation has been a fantastic partner in shaping the series for English audiences.”

 

“We’re thrilled to reunite the original voice cast for our U.S. English dub production of ‘Dragon Ball Super’ with Toei,” said Gen Fukunaga, CEO and founder of Funimation. “Dragon Ball fans – new and old - can look forward to the same great dub experience with ‘Dragon Ball Super’ that they have been enjoying for the past 18 years.”

 

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Drifters SimulDub (English Dub) Cast Announcement

One of the biggest shows of the Fall 2016 Simulcast Season, Drifters, is finally getting its own SimulDub in a few days! This action-filled, sci-fi/historical thriller is arriving dubbed to FunimationNow channels this Sunday, November 6th, at 10:00pm ET. See the English cast list below:

 

 

CHARACTER…………………………… CAST………………………..
The Drifters
Shimazu Toyohisa Josh Grelle
Oda Nobunaga Robert McCollum
Nasu no Yoichi Justin Briner
Scipio Africanus Mark Stoddard
Hannibal Barca R Bruce Ellliott
Butch Cassidy J. Michael Tatum
Sundance Kid Kent Williams
Naoshi Kanno Justin Cook
Tamon Yamaguchi Sonny Strait
….
The Ends
Jeanne D’Arc Colleen Clinkenbeard
Gilles de Rais Christopher R. Sabat
Anastasia Nikolaevna Romanova Rachel Robinson
Grigori Rasputin Christopher Bevins
Hijikata Toshizo Ian Sinclair
Black King Jeremy Schwartz
Others
Murasaki David Wald
Abe no Seimei (Haruakira) Chris Patton
Olminu Gwendolyn Lau
Kafet Aaron Roberts
EASY Monica Rial
Minamoto no Yoshitsune Greg Ayres
Masha Mikaela Krantz
Mark Apphia Yu
….
Episode 2
Aram Gregory Lush
Shara Jerry Jewell
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CREW
ADR Director Christopher Bevins
ADR Engineer Matt Grounds
Script Adaptation Patrick Seitz
Mix Engineer Nathanael Harrison

 

 

THE DRIFTERS:

 

 

Shimazu Toyohisa Josh Grelle
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A native Texan and avid anime fan, Josh Grelle has been working in voice work for over 10 years. After starting with ADV Films in January 2004, Josh was quickly bombarded with tons of in-booth experience on a wide range of shows, including Wedding Peach, Steam Detectives, 009-1, and the legendary Gatchaman. He began working for FUNimation Entertainment in 2006. Since then, he has starred in numerous titles; his most famous being Kenichi in Kenichi: The Mightiest Disciple. Other roles include Armin in Attack on Titan, Kyohei in the Wallflower, Kouichi in Linebarrles of Iron, Yuki in Future Diary, Itsuki in Initial D, and Kuranosuke in Princess Jellyfish. More recent roles include Chow from Starship Troopers: Invasion, Nicky in Mass Effect: Paragon Lost, Kazuya Aoi in Freezing, Yuji Sakai in Shakugan no Shana, Akihisa Yoshii in Baka and Test, and Komatsu in Toriko. Aside from anime, Josh has lent his voice to a number of video games, including Sima Shi in Dynasty Warriors 7, Xbalanque in Smite, Dave in Borderlands 2, and the voice of the “energetic” custom character in Dragonball Z: Ultimate Tenkaichi.  Josh is represented by The Mary Collins Agency.

 

 

Oda Nobunaga Robert McCollum
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Robert McCollum has been working with FUNIMATION for over ten years,  voicing over 200 roles going all the way back to teen Goten in DRAGONBALL GT.    Current notable work includes Reiner in ATTACK ON TITAN, Jellal in FAIRY TAIL , , Date Masamune in SENGOKU BASRA and Kogami in PSYCHOPASS.   A father of two living in Dallas and working as a commercial voice-over and on-camera actor, McCollum is also the voice of Axton in BORDERLANDS 2, and has done work for the games ORCS MUST DIE and BORTHERS IN ARMS: EARNED IN BLOOD. Among his personal favorite anime roles are Sweden in HETALIA, Stiyl Magnus in A CERTAIN MAGICAL INDEX, Kaze in KAZE NO STIGMA, Donquixote Doflamingo in ONE PIECE, Tozawa in WITCHBLADE and his first bad guy, Shinobu Sensui from YU YU HAKUSHO: GHOST FILES.

 

 

Nasu no Yoichi Justin Briner
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Justin Briner is a Dallas-based actor and singer known primarily for his work in anime and video games. Most recently, he joined the cast of Danganronpa 3 as Ryota Mitarai. He can also be heard as Izuku in My Hero Academia, Mikaela in Seraph of the End, Qwenthur in Heavy Object, Alfonso in GARO: The Animation, Elam in The Heroic Legend of Arslan, Manato in Grimgar of Fantasy and Ash, Lance in Puzzle & Dragons X, and many more. Additionally, he has provided voices for games such as Dust: An Elysian Tail, Cibele, SMITE, and DreadOut. When not behind the mic, Justin enjoys reading, cooking, wrestling an insurmountable Netflix backlog, and playing video games (he is an unapologetic Hearthstone addict).You can always follow what he’s up to on twitter @justinbriner!

 

 

Scipio Africanus Mark Stoddard
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Little did he know, watching all those Godzilla movies while growing up in the 1950s and 60s, he was doing career prep for later in life. A stage actor since high school with some TV, film, and commercial gigs here and there, Mark began working for Funimation about 10 years ago and has since racked up an impressive list of over 100 credits playing a wide range of characters. He also dubs foreign live action films and the occasional video game. He’s not on Twitter but you’re welcome to visit his Facebook page, Mark Stoddard – Actor, Voice Talent.

 

 

Hannibal Barca R Bruce Ellliott
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Butch Cassidy  J. Michael Tatum
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Nurtured on anime classics from the tender age of Star Blazers, et al, this reclusive fanboy-turned-voice actor/writer/ADR director/flake extraordinaire spent more years than he cares to remember in what might charitably be described as freefall before landing, mostly by accident, smack dab on the industry of his dreams. To this day, some believe the small crater made by the impact remains the source of his power.

Discovered by Funimation warhorse and visionary ADR director Christopher Bevins, who cast him as Rikichi in 2005’s Samurai 7, Tatum’s inexplicable luck has held long enough to see his flag hoisted on a slew of dream roles, most notably Kyoya Otori in the hit English language dub of Ouran High School Host Club, suave, demonic Sebastian Michaelis in Black Butler and the equal parts maniacal/vulnerable Okarin Rintarou from Steins;Gate. Other characters the man still can’t believe he’s had the crazy good fortune to play include: Doumeki in XXXHolic, Jiro Mochizuki in Black Blood Brothers, Isaac Dian in Baccano!, Both God Eneru and Dalton in the new dub of One Piece, Komui Lee in D-Gray Man, Dororo in Sgt. Frog, the titular loveable savage of Heroic Age, Ryosuke Takahashi in Initial D, Lawrence Kraft in Spice and Wolf, Zarbon in Dragon Ball Z Kai, Scar in Full Metal Alchemist: Brotherhood, and Sir Hammerlock in the videogame juggernaut Borderlands 2. His vocal “stylings,” much to the chagrin of drama teachers everywhere, he’s sure, have also been featured in Romeo X Juliet, Speed Grapher, Trinity Blood, Kenichi: The Mightiest Disciple, Black Cat, Nabari no Ou, Ghost Hunt, School Rumble, The Tower of Druaga, Aquarion, Tsubasa: Reservoir Chronicles, Shuffle, Shigurui, Glass Fleet, Mushishi, Soul Eater, along with feature- length films such as Vexille, Summer Wars, and Dragon Age: Dawn of the Seeker, among many others.

And as if being involved with so many awesome shows wasn’t enough, in late 2007 the fluky so-and-so tempted fate by officially branching out into ADR directing and adaptive scriptwriting for Funimation as well. His ADR directing credits to date include Aquarion, Jyu-oh-Sei, Romeo X Juliet, Big Windup, Rin: Daughters of Mnemosyne and Shikabane Hime (Corpse Princess), while his writing credits include substantial work on Ouran High School Host Club, Heroic Age, Initial D, Blassreiter, Ga Rei: Zero, Hero Tales, Legend of the Legendary Heroes, Fractale, Deadman Wonderland, Steins;Gate and Dragon Ball Z Kai.

In early 2010 he teamed up with Terri Doty and Stephen Hoff to launch That Anime Show, a web-based chat show centered on colorful, often diabolically unhinged interviews with friends and colleagues within the dubbing industry, all episodes of which can be downloaded for free at http://thatanimeshow.com/

Ever the workaholic, Tatum is currently burning the midnight oil on a number of exciting projects due for release later this year. And before you ask, the “J” stands for… Well, it stands for whatever you’d like it to.

 

 

Sundance Kid Kent Williams
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Dallas actor, Kent Williams has logged almost 30 years of preschool-college instruction in such disciplines as marionette puppetry, hand-to-hand stage combat and Japanese kabuki theater.  A Telly Award-winning puppeteer, Kent is Show and Education Director for Le Theatre de Marionette, specializing in European-style string puppetry; and on the Dallas stage Kent is a company member of the critically acclaimed Undermain Theatre, best known for it’s basement performing space and premiering of new works.  An SMU theater grad, Kent is represented by the Mary Collins Agency and can be heard on numerous anime features and video games such as Dragon Ball Z as Dr. Gero, Mecenary Tao, Supreme Kai, Elder Kai, Kabito Kai and Janemba; Fruits Basket as Hatori Souma; Yu Yu Hakusho as Jorge Sao Tome and Chuu; Full Metal Alchemist: Brotherhood as Father; Trinity Blood as Count Gyula; Soul Eater, as Sid; Darker Than Black as Mao; Hetalia, as Turkey; Initial D as Bunta; Fairy Tale as Jura; One Piece as Captain Kuro, Clover and Shura; Evangelion as Fuyutsuki; Shakugan no Shana as Alistor; Space Dandy as Perry; Black Cat as Charden Flamberg; Kenichi as Akisame; Sgt. Frog as Paul; Kodocha as Gomi; Trigun as Caine Flaccano; Baka and Test as Nishimura; School Rumble as Tani, Mangoku and Nakamura; Romeo X Juliet as Dr. Lancelot; Tower of Druaga as Utu; Speedgrapher as Genba Ryougoku; Witchblade as Wado; Future Diary as Deus; D. Gray-man as Jake Russell, Deadman Wonderland as Domon; Phantom as Scythe Master; and Anime News Network’s “Best Male English Dub Performance” for Momoko in Shangri-La.

 

 

Naoshi Kanno Justin Cook
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Tamon Yamaguchi Sonny Strait
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Sonny Strait is most recognized as the voice of Krillin on the wildly popular, animated TV show Dragon Ball Z and as an illustrator for, arguably, the most famous, independently published comic book series Elfquest. Strait has over 20 years of experience in the arts.As a voice actor, Strait is considered to be one of the most recognized voice actors in the business. Besides Dragon Ball Z’s Krillin he has worked on many popular animated characters including Usopp in One PieceMaes Hughes in Fullmetal Alchemist, and Cartoon Network’s laid back, robot host Toonami TOM. Last year he took the lead role of Koro Sensei on Assassination Classroom.As a comic book artist he has 17 published works to date including his débuted self-published series Mr. Average featured in The Comics Journal and also worked Elfquest which was published by both WARP Graphics and DC Comics. he’s considered one of the top Elfquest artists from its over 30 year history. He is currently coloring Elfquest; The Final Quest for Dark Horse Comic.In 2007, he wrote and illustrated a graphic novel about a reluctant punk rock, faerie princess named Goat. The book, called We Shadows, was published by Tokyopop and was nominated by The American Library Association for Best Graphic Novel in 2008. The book received glowing reviews in many trade magazines including Publishers Weekly, Newtype, Play and Anime Insider.As a director he has work on many notable productions including Dragonball, Lupin III, Prison School and most recently Escaflowne.

 

 

THE ENDS:

 

 

Jeanne D’Arc Colleen Clinkenbeard
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Colleen Clinkenbeard is a voice actor and director whose work can be heard in over 100 anime and video game titles. Best known for playing the English voices of Gohan and Android 18 in Dragonball Z Kai, Monkey D Luffy in One Piece, Erza Scarlett in Fairy Tail and Riza Hawkeye in Fullmetal Alchemist, Colleen can also be heard in the video games Borderlands I and II  as Lilith, Patricia Tannis and Captain Scarlett. Two of her favorite roles include Hana in Wolf Children, and Momiji in Good Luck Girl.As a director, Fullmetal Alchemist is what put her on the map; but she’s also worked on such projects as Black Butler, Panty and Stocking with Garterbelt, and Steins;Gate.For a full listing of her work, check her out on Wikipedia.

 

 

Gilles de Rais Christopher R. Sabat
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Currently tallying well over 500 roles in his career, Christopher R. Sabat (@VoiceOfVegeta) has been an active part of the voiceover industry since 1998. Most noted as one of the early employees of FUNimation Productions and the Voice Director for Dragonball Z, he voiced many DBZ characters including Vegeta, Piccolo, Yamcha, Mr. Popo, Korin, Burter, Shenron, Zarbon, Guru, and more.Since Dragonball, Christopher also brought some other popular characters to life including Alex Luis Armstrong (Fullmetal Alchemist), Elfman (Fairy Tail), Roronoa Zoro (One Piece), Ayame Sohma (Fruits Basket), Saiga Tatsumi (Speed Grapher), Kurogane (Tsubasa Chronicles), Daisuke Jigen (Lupin III), Father Tres (Trinity Blood), Braun (Stiens Gate), Giroro (Sgt Frog), Rundas (Metroid Prime 3: Corruption), Garterbelt (Panty and Stocking), Sakaki (Kenichi), Masa (My Bride is a Mermaid), Saito (Darker Than Black), Woerman (Attack on Titan), and Alex D (Deus Ex: Invisible War).Most recently, he can be heard as Kyoma Mabuchi on Toonami’s Dimension W, Rath and Geoff in the upcoming Gearbox title Battleborn, Batou in the acclaimed Ghost In the Shell: Arise series, Goro Sasabe in Free! Eternal Summer, Sakuya Togane in the second season of Psycho-Pass, Jason in Tokyo Ghoul, Mondo in Dangan Ronpa, and he is most excited to take on the role of the incomparable Allmight in the epic My Hero Academia.

 

In 2004, Christopher founded Okratron 5000, a well-established voiceover production studio based in Dallas, Texas which he continues to run to this day. When he’s not in the studio, he likes to play with his adorable daughters, make electronic music, and buy vintage Pumas and airline glassware on eBay.

 

‪http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0754526/

http://www.behindthevoiceactors.com/Christopher-Sabat/

 

 

Anastasia Nikolaevna Romanova Rachel Robinson
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Rachel is a voice actress and scriptwriter. A few notable anime roles include: Zorin Blitz in Hellsing Ultimate, Ohgami in Danganronpa, Joel in Gangsta, Kikyo in One Piece, Wendy in Black Butler, Os Cara Stauffenberg in Harmony, Farangis in The Heroic Legend of Arslan; Angelica in Show By Rock!!, Garak in Snow White with the Red Hair, Hiroko in Yuri on Ice, and many others.Rachel also does ADR scriptwriting; having written for Kamisama Kiss II, Show By Rock!!, Snow White with the Red Hair, Escaflowne, and Skip Beat, currently working on season 2 of Show By Rock!!

 

 

Grigori Rasputin Christopher Bevins
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Since 2001, Christopher Bevins has directed, cast, produced, acted in, and/or adapted scripts for over 150 anime series, movies and specials. His anime acting credits include Japan in HetaliaNine in Terror in ResonanceYogi in KarnevalApollo in AquarionAmata in Aquarion EVOLHanamori inPrincess JellyfishJoe in Prison SchoolFastener in Panty & StockingHagakure in Danganronpa: The AnimationNarsus in The Heroic Legend of ArslanLahar in Fairy TaleSherlock Holmes in Soul EaterLafitte and Shu Shu in One PieceShishi Wakamaru in Yu Yu HakushoBee the Puppy in Dragon Ball Z, and Beck the Dog in BECK: Mongolian Chop Squad. He can also be heard as various characters and critters in Tokyo GhoulSpace DandyAttack on TitanTorikoSteins;GateBaccano!Fullmetal Alchemist (both series), Ouran High School Host ClubSgt. FrogBlack Butler, Big Windup!Shin chan, Fruits BasketCase Closed and many more. Chris has also worked on several video games, most notably as Dhalsim in Street Fighter IV and Street Fighter V, as well as various background characters in Borderlands 2.In his primary job as a Voice Director, Chris has assumed casting and directing duties on Michiko & Hatchin; Princess JellyfishDanganronpa: The AnimationPing Pong: The AnimationNobunagunKarnevalThe Devil is a Part-Timer!BECK: Mongolian Chop Squad (with Taliesin Jaffe); Sengoku BasaraAquarion EVOLJormungandLast Exile – Fam, The Silver WingKing of ThornHeaven’s Lost PropertySamurai 7Speed GrapherWitchbladeBurst Angel; and Dragon Ball GT. His most recent directing work includes GANGSTA.The Heroic Legend of Arslan, Yurikuma Arashi, and Terror in Resonance.Follow Christopher Bevins on Twitter @VoiceofBevins

 

 

Hijikata Toshizo Ian Sinclair
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Recently announced as the voice of Gija in Yona of the Dawn, Yousuke in Death Parade, and Sousuke in Free! Eternal Summer, Ian Sinclair has been voice acting since he was a sophomore in college, where he studied theatre. Since then he’s been working in the Dallas/Fort Worth area as a professional actor in a multitude of arenas. He’s performed on stage, on camera, and, of course, behind the mic.A few of Ian’s more popular roles include Dandy in Space Dandy, Brook in One Piece, Toriko in Toriko, Nile Dok in Attack on Titan, Whiis in Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods, Ryner Lute in Legend of the Legendary Heroes, Bardroy in Black Butler, Romano in Hetalia, Chuck in Panty and Stocking, Shu in Princess Jellyfish, Dallas in Baccano, Yomotsu Hirasaka (12th) in Future Diary, Alcides in Appleseed XII, Seo in Sekirei, Takeru in Maken-Ki, Kawazu and Bora in Fairy Tail, Ginei Morioka in Rosario + Vampire, Shogo in Rin: Daughters of Mnemosyne, Zaki in Claymore, Toyama in Oh! Edo Rocket, Douglas and Steve in El Cazador de la Bruja, Shiro in Okami-san, Daisuke Matsuo in Yamada’s First Time, Marc in Spice and Wolf II, Hasegawa in Baka and Test, Takamy in Fractale, Akoz in Casshern Sins, Toraji in Bamboo Blade, Liam in Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood, Orang in Last Exile: Fam, The Silver Wing, and Colin in Level E, and Hirato in Karneval.Additionally, Ian can be heard as the voice of Montana in the video game Battleborn, Whiis in Dragon Ball Z: Xenoverse and Battle of Z, Tyr in Smite, Baron Flynt in Borderlands, Professor Nakayama and Jimbo Hodunk in Borderlands 2, and as the “Cool” custom hero voice in Dragon Ball Z: Ultimate Tenkaichi. Ian has worked as a director on Initial D, Spice and Wolf II, Black Butler I & II, and the Shana movie.

 

 

Black King Jeremy Schwartz

 

 

 

OTHERS:

 

 

Murasaki David Wald
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Abe no Seimei (Haruakira) Chris Patton
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Olminu Gwendolyn Lau
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Kafet Aaron Roberts

Being a native Tennessean raised in Florida, Aaron’s human experience as been nothing short of “colorful.” He sprinted at the opportunity to relocate to the great state of Texas and build a life as an artist that gets his hands dirty. Aaron has been acting for the stage and screen, and working in all areas of production for almost 15 years. As a stage actor, he has appeared with numerous theater companies around the DFW area, including Theatre 3 (Hands On A Hardbody), Stage West (The Explorers Club), Second Thought Theatre (Booth), Kitchen Dog Theatre (Jesus Hopped the A Train), and Shakespeare Dallas (Macbeth; As You Like It). His film and television credits include Killer Teens and Slaughterlily, and he voices a cornucopia of characters for Funimation Entertainment. Aaron holds a BFA from Southern Methodist University.

 

 

 

EASY Monica Rial
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Monica Rial has been working in the anime voice over industry for 13 years. As an actress for Funimation Entertainment, she has lent her voice to many memorable titles including: Baccano! (Chane), Fairy Tail (Mirajane), One Piece (Tashigi), Ouran Host Club (Renge), Panty and Stocking (Stocking), Soul Eater (Tsubaki), Tsubasa (Sakura), and Witchblade (Maria). She can be heard on the Cartoon Network in Shinchan (Ai), Full Metal Alchemist (Lyra/Dante), Deadman Wonderland (Shiro), Casshern Sins (Ringo), Samurai 7 (Shino), and FMA: Brotherhood (May Chang). You can also catch her on Nicktoons and the CW as Bulma in Dragonball Z Kai. She has also lent her voice to many video games including Ms. Splosion Man and Borderlands 2.

 

 

Minamoto no Yoshitsune Greg Ayres
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Masha Mikaela Krantz
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Mark Apphia Yu
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Fall 2016 Announcement – Monster Hunter Stories Ride On

We have an exciting announcement to add: Monster Hunter Stories Ride On will be joining our Fall 2016 English SimulDub lineup, premiering this Sunday, October 30th at 9:30P ET on FunimationNow!

 

Based on Capcom’s hit franchise, Monster Hunter, an exciting new anime comes from the creative minds behind Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure. In a world where people and monsters are at odds, some learn to coexist. Known as Riders, they awaken the powers of monsters and live alongside them in secrecy. Now, one young boy journeys to find his own companion and become the world’s greatest Rider.

 

 

With this announcement also comes the reveal of the English cast & crew! See who will be joining the adventure in Episode 1:

 

CHARACTER…………………………… CAST………………………..
Lute Brittney Karbowski
Navirou Trina Nishimura
Cheval Joel McDonald
Lilia Kate Oxley
Dan David Wald
Chief Omna Sonny Strait
GamiGami  R Bruce Elliott
Episode 2
Narrator Kent Williams
Nole Ricco Fajardo
Episode 3
Reverto Robert McCollum
Popola Brina Palencia
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Episode 5
Jiji Barry Yandell
Lala Mark Stoddard
Episode 7
Den-Den Kometa Clifford Chapin
Lin-Lin Kometa Megan Shipman
CREW
ADR Director Cris George
ADR Engineer Domonique French
Writers Joel Bergen/Alex Muniz
Mix Engineer Andrew Tipps

 

WATCH IT SUNDAY 10/30  at  9:30 PM ET / 8:30 PM CT

ON FUNIMATIONNOW

 

Fall 2016 SimulDub™ English Cast Announcements – For The Love of Dubs

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Izetta: the Last Witch

Drifters

91 Days NANBAKA
Orange Kiss Him, Not Me
Yuri!!! On ICE ALL OUT!!
Keijo!!!!!!!!  Monster Hunter Stories: RIDE ON!
JOKER GAME Alderamin of the Sky
ReLIFE
Show by Rock!! Season 2
Touken Ranbu-Hanamaru
Trickster

 

 

This Fall, we’re dubbing even more shows than before and that means more cast announcements are going out! See the cast list for all of the Fall simulcast shows below as we put them out:

 

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Chaos Dragon – English Cast Announcement

Chaos Dragon is up for preorder and will be English dubbed for the first time, which means we have the english voice cast announcement for you!

 

Chaos Dragon Key Art

 

Available on Blu-ray & DVD 11/15 – preorder here!

 

Synopsis
The island of Nil Kamui is caught between the war of Kouran and D’natia, two powerful warring countries. When Kouran makes moves to claim the island, there is nothing the people of Nil Kamui can do to stop them. The guardian dragon of the country, Red Dragon, has gone insane and provides them no help, and even a treaty with D’natia provides them with little aid. The small island loses all its independence and becomes divided.

Amidst the war, royal descendant Ibuki loses his entire family to an attack by Kouran soldiers. Haunted by the tragedy, he denies the throne, thinking that Nil Kamui will be better off without a king. However, when tensions rise and the rebel army of Nil Kamui attacks Kouran soldiers, Ibuki finds himself bound to the Red Dragon as a child of contract. With this contract, he will have the powers of Red Dragon when he calls upon him. But there’s a catch. To use this immense power, he must offer an equivalent exchange the life of someone precious to him. Can Ibuki handle the weight of sacrificing a life in exchange for power? Or is the only way to obtain peace to destroy the Red Dragon?

 

CHARACTER

CAST

IBUKI

Ryan Reynolds

RED DRAGON

Brad Venable

EYKHA

Mary Morgan

SWEALLOW

Orion Pitts

MERYL

Caitlin Glass

LOU

Michelle Rojas

QI SHA TIAN LING

Eric Vale

KA GRAVA

Mike McFarland

VAL

T.G. Angelle

 

 

ULRIKA

Alexis Tipton

GAKUSHO

Jamie Marchi

INORI

Leah Clark

AGITO

Dave Trosko

MASHIRO

Jeannie Tirado

HIEN

Joel McDonald

SOL

Clifford Chapin

SHADDY

Felecia Angelle

BYAKUEI

Justin Briner

FUGAKU

Nick Landis

 

 

KAI

Alison Viktorin

KOHKAKU

Tia Ballard

SETSUREN

Monica Rial

KANKOHRETSU

Christopher R. Sabat

SIMEON

Marcus Stimac

ENUMAEL

Jeremy Inman

NARRATOR

Mark Stoddard

KRAMA

Kent Williams

BLACK DRAGON

J. Michael Tatum

 

 

CREW

 

ADR Director

Felecia Angelle

Assistant ADR Director

Mike McFarland

Lead ADR Engineer

Kevin Ussery

Head Writer

John Burgmeier

Script Writer

Clifford Chapin

 

 

Pre-order Chaos Dragon on Blu-ray/DVD Combo today! 

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Interview: The New English Cast of Escaflowne!

 

In this interview from Otakon 2016, the brand-new English cast for Escaflowne weighs in on what it was like to recording this classic franchise! Read about the acting/recording process and what it’s like to record a dub for an older show from Caitlin Glass (Hitomi), Aaron Dismuke (Van),  Alexis Tipton (Merle) and ADR Director Sonny Strait (Allen)!

Plus, you can hear them in the Blu-ray/DVD combo pack — the series and movie release contain the original and new dubs, plus the original Japanese audio with English subtitles!

 

 

Can you share your thoughts on the recording process and how you feel about this new dub?

 

Sonny: First of all, what did you guys think about the performance? [audience applause] When I was casting this, Hitomi was a no-brainer, I just knew it was Caitlin. But I also—you’ll get to see Vic Mignogna as Folken in this later. When I started, I thought “that’s who I want to play him.” And then I thought “wouldn’t it be cool if Aaron played his brother?” But I hadn’t directed Aaron since he was a little kid. And so I didn’t know—sometimes child actors don’t grow up to be great actors. So he auditioned—he was one of the first people to audition, and he nailed it. But then I was like “but we have to hear everyone else…” But no one came close. I thought he really nailed the part of that. And oh! and Merle. There were a lot of people who auditioned and with very cute voices and stuff, which is just what Merle needs, but Merle also has to have a real strong bout of humanity. And that’s what Alexis brought to this performance. When I heard her, I thought “That’s what I want.”

How familiar were you with Escaflowne before working on this English dub? Had you heard of or seen this series before?

 

Alexis: I have a friend that I’ve known since 7th grade who was really, really into this in middle school. And I had seen a little bit of it with her at her house after school, hanging out. And so when I heard we got the rights to dub Escaflowne, I was so excited because I knew someone who was very, very passionate about this anime. And when I was cast, I was really excited. So not only did I want to do right by the fans of Escaflowne, I also really wanted to do right by my friend, who has been my friend for so long.

 

Caitlin: I knew of the show of course; for a lot of us sitting here, working in the dubbing industry for ten years or more, but I knew of Escaflowne before I became a voice actor from when the anime came out. I had not seen the show back then; I didn’t know how to watch anything unless I could see it on television or rent it—which is good, because downloading illegal things is bad. So it was a series I had never seen and never thought I would be recording for, so it’s very special.

 

Aaron: I actually hadn’t of it yet when I auditioned—

 

Sonny: You weren’t born when it came out. [audience laughter]

 

Aaron: It came out in ’96, so I was… 4, when it came out initially. And I guess I was 8 when it first came out in America. So yeah, I hadn’t heard of it and as I watched a couple episodes—on YouTube, ironically—I watched a couple episodes of the original dub on YouTube, and I was impacted by, I think his name is Kirby. He was definitely a strong point of it, yeah.

 

Sonny: I was aware of it and I had seen some of it., but it was during a kids’ block of cartoons, and so I watched it in this kids’ block of shows, and what’s great about the version you’re going to hopefully buy soon is that this is unedited. This is the way it was intended to be done. And you know, many companies do that, Funimation has done that before too, but I’d much rather have the unedited version.

 

For Sonny: As ADR director, what was your approach to directing the dub for this classic series? Is there a difference between dubbing for Escaflowne versus dubbing for a contemporary series?

 

Sonny: No, not really. We were aware of the fanbase and we wanted to do the best job we could, but really it’s all about putting the actors in that scene, in that moment. The directing process didn’t get impacted at all, it’s just that we got work on a really cool, high-profile show.

 

Since there was previously a dub that was created for this series, was that a challenge?

 

Sonny: Well, that’s yet to be seen. [audience laughter] I don’t think so. I mean, none of the characters, none of the actors here based their performances on the original dub, and I encouraged them not to. I wanted something to be new, to be fresh. Acting styles change about every decade, so what they did 20 years ago wouldn’t work today.

 

 

Considering the show is from 20 years ago, how difficult was it to stay true to the script, as opposed to going off and saying “my character would never say that?”

 

Sonny: The script was pretty solid. Occasionally there were some parts with some improvising going on. I always encourage my actors: if they can come up with something that works just as well for the scene and it feels more natural coming from the character, then to do so, and that occasionally happens. But the script was pretty solid.

 

Alexis: Yeah, and Merle—I got to play a lot with her. Sometimes there would be moments where she’d be like *huff huff huff* where I’d be like  *huff huff, mrowr, huff* where she’d make little squeaks or little chirps or little meows that were not necessarily scripted, just to give her more character.

 

Sonny: The most important thing is to stay true to the intention of the original creator. And sometimes you could say that in several different ways in English, so sometimes you think “well, this character might say it better this way.” So as long as the intention was true to the original Japanese, that’s what we stick to.